Synaptic remodeling in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve following vagal-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis in the cat.

Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) retrograde tracing techniques and morphometric analyses were performed to investigate synaptic remodeling associated with neuronal and glial changes in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus (DMV) of cats after vagal-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis (VHA). At 25 days postoperation (dpo), in the early target-reinnervation stage… (More)